Cowichan Valley student program needs host families

Short term and long term host families needed for international students

The Cowichan Valley School District’s International Student Program is looking for families who would like to host a student for the 2014-2015 school year. We have long term and short term winter, spring and summer hosting opportunities. Criminal record checks are required for all adults residing in your home.

To be a host family you must:

be willing to provide emotional, social and academic support

be open to new cultural experiences

integrate your student into your family life and share activities together

have transportation and the ability to pick up students occasionally

provide a private bedroom with a desk, dresser and closet

provide healthy meals and snacks.

Families are paid $200 per week or $800 per month. To find out more about our program, email me at Or you can call our office at 250-746-0744 or visit our website at

submitted by Ashley Richter

Homestay Coordinator

Cowichan Valley International Student Program